SMITE Season 5 Kicks Off With Revamped Map And New God

Zubi KhanJan 4, 2018
SMITE Season 5 Kicks Off With Revamped Map And New God 4

SMITE Season 5 begins with a slew of new content, to kick off the new year.

The Season 5 Conquest Map will feature upgraded artwork and highly requested tweaks to the premier 5v5 game mode. The new map will be available for players to try on January 17th on SMITE’s public test server.

SMITE Season 5 Kicks Off With Revamped Map And New God 1
Smite – Hi-Rez Studios

In a statement about this new map, SMITE Lead Game Designer A.J. “Ajax” Walker stated:

“The Season 5 map will feature perfect vertical symmetry between Order and Chaos. Lanes and Jungle paths will have the exact same shape on top and bottom. This balances the map, and removes timing differences to each side. Overall, this creates a more consistent gameplay experience.”

A.J. “Ajax” Walker went on to express that: “Our goal for these changes is to provide a unified aesthetic that breathes new life into the map, while improving the gameplay experience.”

SMITE Season 5 Kicks Off With Revamped Map And New God 2

In addition to the revamped map, Hi-Rez Studios unveiled their 93rd playable character, Cerberus, the three-headed guardian of the Underworld. Hi-Rez promises that two other God characters from two new pantheons, Slavic and Voodoo are scheduled to come out later this year.

The SMITE World Championship starts on January 3rd, the full weekend coverage of the event will be streamed on Twitch.

SMITE is available for free on Xbox, PlayStation 4 and Steam. Those subscribed to PlayStation Plus will receive 20 Gods and 21 skins, free of charge.


 

Liked this article and want to read more like it? Check out Phil Brown’s Ranking of Season 4 of Black Mirror. And be sure to check out Chris Carter’s review of Bridge Constructor Portal.

Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out the First 15: Star Wars Battlefront II, Sonic Forces + Episode Shadow, and  Super Mario Odyssey!

Don’t forget to tune in every Friday the Pixels & Ink Podcast to hear the latest news, previews, and in-depth game discussions!

Never miss when new CGM articles go out by following us on Twitter and Facebook!

CGMagazine is Canada’s premiere comics and gaming magazine. Subscribe today to get the best of CGM delivered right to your door! Never miss when a new issue goes live by subscribing to our newsletter! Signing up gives you exclusive entry into our contest pool. Sign up once, you’ll have a chance to win! Sign up today!